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Ajax signs youth keeper Calvin Raatsie 

Ajax signs youth keeper Calvin Raatsie 

Ajax has signed Calvin Ratsie.  The keeper has signed a contract which takes effect on July 1, 2019, until June 30, 2022.  This is the 17 year-old player’s first contract.

Raatsie (Purmerend, February 9, 2002) has been playing in Ajax’s youth academy since 2013.  The youth international has been playing in Ajax’s U17s team this season.  “Fantastic”, was the young keeper’s first reaction.  “I’ve worked hard for this, and my parents have always stood behind me.  I’m very happy that Ajax sees potential in me and has rewarded me with a contract.”

Head of the youth academy Saïd Ouaali says that Raatsie is a ‘typical Ajax keeper’.  “Calvin is very talented.  He plays well, is calm, and inspired trust.  He’s very capable both technically and tactically.  He still needs to take steps physically, and he can learn to coach more.  But he’s doing great with the Under 17s right now, and can compete with other keepers next year in the Ajax U19.”